Lot 553

The Life And Letters Of Lafcadio Hearn by...

Auction Date: 27/02/2021 at 10am



The Life And Letters Of Lafcadio Hearn by Elizabeth Bisland. Illustrated 1906 Books - Two Vol Set. 475 pages and 560 pages. The first true & comprehensive biography by his very close friend and fellow writer, Elizabeth Bisland. Hearn and Bisland often corresponded, even when he was in Japan. They carried on an extensive correspondence and long lasting friendship. Bisland knew Hearn like few others and was exceptionally capable of writing the first true and comprehensive biography of Hearn. This is by and large the best and most reliable of all Hearn biographies. Hearn referred to Bisland as his: "literary brother. Both Volumes; Bound in stunning unformed bespoke/privately bound quarter vellum binding with, black and red hand written ink titles to the spine with red marbled boards. Each size 6” × 8½”. Patrick Lafcadio Hearn 27 June 1850 – 26 September 1904), also known by the Japanese name Koizumi Yakumo, was a Greek-Irish writer who later became a naturalized Japanese citizen. He is best remembered for his books about Japanese culture, especially his collections of legends and ghost stories, such as Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things. In the United States, he is also known for his writings about New Orleans, based on his decade-long stay there. In Japan, Hearn married a Japanese woman with whom he had four children. His writings about Japan offered the Western world a glimpse into a largely unknown but fascinating culture at the time

Hammer Price: £170.00